Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Safety First when Choosing an Agent!

News Story Makes Headlines (see link) in reference to the homeowner's saftey! In this day and age where safety is a big concern, guarding yourself, your belongings and your home should be a top priority when choosing a realtor. For my customers, I use state of the art technology with electronic lock boxes (ELB). The ELB has a tiny microprocessor inside. You need an electronic key to open it and the only way to get a key is to become a member of the local Multiple Listing Service. All of the keys have a unique identifier so when someone opens the box, the microprocessor inside “registers” the agent who opens it. Agents are forbidden to let another agent use their electronic key. Since the box is “reset” just before being placed on the door, any agent who opens the box can be identified – as well as the date and time they entered the house. That information can be downloaded at the local MLS Association. This works as a security measure for the homeowner. When selecting a realtor, ALWAYS choose someone who cares to go the extra mile to protect you and your belongings from potential theives, by using electronic lockboxes only. Safety First When Choosing An Agent!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Real Estate Market Continues To Hold On...

While the markets have declined from last year, the real estate market continues to hold on. The residential sales of homes sold in September of 2007 equals 490, in September of 2008 it equals 432; this is down 11.84%, The average price of those homes sold in 2007 is $160,718 while the average price in 2008 is $140,942, at a 12.30% decline. We have noticed that the average amount of days a home is on the market in 2008 is 86 days versus in 2007, where the average amount of days a home was on the market was approxiamnately 81 days. I've always seen the real estate market as an exciting career and enjoy the challenges that each deal may bring, however, I do feel like we are making history with interest rates, short sales and the buyer's choice market. Perhaps, one day we will look back and see the progress that has been made in the home buying/selling markets. Until then, we press forward making the best out of each new situation that we may come upon

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Time to be Thankful

In a world filled with negative thoughts of a downward economy, newcasts blasting us with wars, rumors of war and talks of job layoffs, it becomes evident the ease of dwelling in the negative. Our attentions, attitudes and actions become focused on material items and all that is going wrong within our world, communities and homes. However, it doesn't have to be this way. We have the ability to choose a different path.

As Thanksgiving approaches, let us not focus on the media and their hype on what they would have us believe. Instead, let's try to focus on ALL in which, we have to be thankful. For most of us, we are blessed with good health, the ability to work, the ability to communicate with others, the ability to get out of the bed and breathe in the breath of life. This in itself, is so much to be thankful for, a true sense of living.

Most of us, whether we rent or own a property; we have a roof over our head, a place to lay our head at night, running water, and a public sewer system. Again, there is MUCH, in which to be thankful. While Thanksgiving is the most traveled American holiday, let us take the time to celebrate our family, friends and accomplishments. We should be thankful to God, Almighty for giving us those abilities and blessings. So often in this country, we base our happiness on material items and not relationships. We need to take the time to strengthen our relationships with others, letting them know how important they are to us. When this world has a hold on us and we begin to lose our material things, we turn and find shelter in our relationships and what is most important. This Thanksgiving, let us focus on the ones we love, care about and our relationships with others. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving and be thankful for all that you DO have.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Construction complete!

When only the best will do…stop in and visit this home & view the high end details throughout every room! This glamorous and captivating home is exactly what you are looking for and this home is ready for you! Located in the heart of Lakeside Park, Kentucky, this stunning home, at 60 Arcadia Avenue, is on a beautiful street surrounded by mature trees. The fabulous attention to detail and craftsmanship is evident in this home. From gorgeous hardwood flooring to an amazing media room, this home will be the place your family, friends & neighbors will want to be. Relax and enjoy in front of a fantastic stone, gas fireplace in the great room or retreat to the Master’s Suite with stunning crown molding and adjoining master bathroom with a European Shower.
Welcome to YOUR new home! This home is ready for you and ready for you to call and set up an appointment with Bob Hahn…YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT! Click on VIRTUAL TOUR to view this exquisite home!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

RE/MAX Balloon

The RE/MAX balloon is the 3rd most recognized symbol in the world.
This proves the importance of marketing and strong determination.
I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful company that prides itself
in strong values and work ethic. One might ask... that great's Bob, how does that sell my house? It's simple! There are thousands of people that relocate
every year. Most people relocating gravitate towards familiar things and
businesses. Because of RE/MAX's popularity it only makes sense for people
to contact RE/MAX. Let me prove my point. I recent study was done on the
most popular Real Estate website searches. Realtor.com was #1 and REMAX.com was 2#. When you list your house with RE/MAX
you get results.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Market to Market

Everyone keeps talking about how the real estate market is so slow, so depressing, so weary. Nothing is selling. Woe is me. I am tired of listening to the complaints. I would rather focus on the postitive rather than the negative. Infact, 2006 was a record year for the real estate market in Northern KY. In 2008 we still have 75% of that market, so the picture is not grim. When the market slows you just have to work harder and be creative. When life throws you lemons, make lemonade. I am going to share real estate tips, helpful advice, home improvement ideas, and market trends to keep you and your home ready for any market.